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Professor Wendy Russell

Professor Wendy Russell

Professor Wendy Russell

Wendy Russell

 +44 (0)1224 438777

Rowett Institute (Room 4.004)
Forresterhill Campus
AB25 2ZD


Wendy is the Gut Health theme lead and Professor of Molecular Nutrition at the Rowett Institute. Her research focuses on developing healthy foods as part of a resilient food supply chain. This includes identifying the potential of plant-based crops, particularly in protein provision for the future and the exploitation of underutilised species to improve both nutrition and agrobiodiversity. Wendy works closely with both Scottish and Global Food Producers, as well as the wider Food and Drink Industry to identify new opportunities and was awarded FDF ‘Scientist of the Year’ for this work.

Leading Ideas

  • Food & Drink Innovation
  • Food and Drink Production
  • Healthier Foods
  • Novel Crops

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • Theme 2: Productive and sustainable land management and Rural Economies
  • 2.1.8 Novel crops
  • Theme 3: Food, Health and Wellbeing
  • 3.1 - Improving Primary Produce